Run with the Chums
5k Fun Run/Walk & 1K Smolt Sprint
“Healthy Water, Healthy People”
A Whatcom Water Week Event
Saturday September 14, 2019 at 10 am
Grandview Road, Birch Bay WA
Run with the Chums is a fun and free event for all ages to celebrate Healthy Water & Healthy People. Run or walk on a scenic loop through the highlands above Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve and Point Whitehorn and learn more about watershed health while taking care of your own health! The 5k route explores forested trails, opening up to coastal views, and finishing through agricultural land celebrating the wide variety of resources we have here in Whatcom County. A kids only 1k Smolt Sprint –featuring a salmon themed obstacle course– will start at 10 am and all racers will receive a ribbon.
This year’s Run with the Chums will have an additional focus on Orca recovery, Puget Sound’s Southern Resident Killer Whales are critically endangered. The single biggest threat is lack of their primary food source, Salmon!! Join local partners that are working in habitat recovery efforts to learn what we can all do to protect and recover this iconic species.
Registration is free and the first 300 participants will receive a free event t-shirt! From mountains to sea, we all rely on clean, fresh water for drinking, productive farmland, healthy fisheries, outdoor recreation and safe shellfish harvesting. Let’s celebrate and get healthy in the process!
Festivities before and after the race include refreshments, children’s activities, hands-on exhibits, and more. Be sure and stay for the generous raffle following the 5k! Exhibitors include: Whatcom Conservation District, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, Birch Bay Watershed & Aquatic Resources Management District, Blaine Birch Bay Parks and Rec District 2, and more.
To register in advance, please visit www.whatcomcd.org/run-with-the-chums. Race day registration will also be available. For additional information or questions, please contact Aneka Sweeney at (360) 526-2381 x 103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.